COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information: Central Oregon Community College supports the Stay Home, Save Lives initiative underway in Oregon. Please see:
COVID-19 updates (for general college information) and Spring Term Student Information (important FAQs for students).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Spring Term classes will begin on Monday, April 6.

Until Tuesday, April 28, the College will be open virtually, but facilities at all campuses will be closed.

For Students

  • Spring Term Updates
  • Getting Started for Spring Term
  • Facilities Information

Student Information

For Employees

  • Working Remotely
  • Policy Information
  • Insurance Information

Employee Information

Update March 19, 2020

Responding to an Executive Order from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, beginning on Monday, March 23 and running through April 28, Central Oregon Community College's (COCC) staff and faculty will largely shift to a teleworking structure. Despite the virtual workspace, the college is committed to ensuring that its resources — from tutoring center advice and student records access to admissions questions and research consultations with librarians — will continue to remain responsive to the needs of students and community members alike.

"The safety of our students, staff and community is without a doubt our number one priority," said COCC President Laurie Chesley. "In making this decision, we are following the directives of Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority, local public health officials, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Centers for Disease Control. Despite this virtual arrangement, our faculty and staff are dedicated to being a steadfast resource for our students and our community."

Access to COCC's facilities will be restricted to faculty and staff only. The college is currently in its winter term final exam week, with most of the testing occurring online. The start of COCC's spring term is set for April 6, a one-week delay from the originally scheduled date. There will be remote instruction only (with some exemptions related to health care-related programs, as outlined in the Governor’s Executive Order), through at least April 28.

Central Oregon Community College recognizes that the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is of utmost concern to our students, staff, and community. COCC is committed to providing a safe and healthy educational environment, and recognizes the way we provide service will need to shift for a time in response to recommendations from the Governor, Oregon Health Authority, public health officials, Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help slow the rate of exposure and potential illness.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet and Public Phone Line

COCC Communication About COVID-19 Accessible by Date

Community Resources

Deschutes County Health Services is now offering a daily email update on COVID-19. The daily updates will include updates on the COVID-19 situation locally, state-wide, nationally, and globally, as well as links to the most current resources. Sign up for daily email updates on COVID-19 from Deschutes County Health Services.

Below is the most updated information from the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network, Oregon Health Authority and Centers of Disease Control (CDC).


See link to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Fact Sheet (pdf)